Project Details

Created to offer versatile living arrangements for a professional couple and their adult offspring, this project comprises a primary three-bedroom residence and an attached two-bedroom townhouse, essentially blending two homes into one. Both structures consist of two above-ground levels and one below, each possessing a distinct street address, parking facilities, and private outdoor areas. The architectural design strikes a delicate balance between the architects’ aspiration for continuity with the street and the residents’ requirement for privacy.

Both dwellings feature a central kitchen and bathroom core, a layout more commonly associated with apartments. This core redirects circulation to the plan’s perimeter, fostering close interaction with the outdoors. Concealed behind a retractable steel curtain, the garage spaces serve a dual purpose as covered outdoor rooms, seamlessly opening to the adjacent cycleway. The main residence’s upper level boasts a tranquil and generously sized living space, highlighted by a long strip window with a high sill, offering panoramic views of the park while ensuring occupants’ privacy. A spiral staircase from this space leads to a discrete and delightful rooftop lookout.

The spiral stairs chosen for this project were Classic Series finished in Galvanised steel left raw. The treads were made from Blackbutt and finished in a natural antislip finish. The posts for the job were all flat top posts rather than the standard dome posts. All these posts were custom-designed to have their bases concealed below the finished floors. All these details were designed in close collaboration with the Architect, Client, and Builder.